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The Latest Scoop About What's Going On At Enchantment Rescue!



Sponsor A Puppy


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Your $35 donation will sponsor one of 17 puppies going to Virginia instead of being euthanized in Socorro.

The road trip was all planned. Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue had committed to transporting 40-50 adult dogs to Virginia from several kill shelters throughout NM when the call came in about a hoarder situation in Socorro. A man had 31 dogs living under his trailer, 17 of them are puppies less than 3 months old. Three females are pregnant and 7 adults are males. None has been spayed or neutered. The future for these dogs looked very, very bad.

ECR called Old Dominion Humane Society, our contact in Virginia, and after collaboration with the four other rescue groups participating in the Virginia Transport it was decided that in addition to the original 40-50 dogs, they would take all the puppies, plus the pregnant moms, and the adult dogs and get them spayed or neutered and adopted into loving homes. (Four dogs remain with the owner and ECR has arranged for those to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated.)

However, before the road trip each puppy needs to be de-wormed, receive DA2PP and Bordetella vaccinations, a health certificate, and a collar for the identification tag. All this can be done for $35 a puppy.

If you would like to sponsor a puppy please click on our Donate button at the top of this page. We accept PayPal and major credit cards. Thank you so much.





Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue is taking 60+ Chi's to rescues waiting in Virginia. Trip starts

August 15.





Take one RV and load it with 60+ Chihuahuas and Chi-mixes. Top that with 3 volunteers to rotate driving straight thru to Old Dominion Human Society in Fredericksburg, Virginia and what do you get? You get 5 animal rescue agencies in New Mexico and 5 animal rescues in Virginia collaborating in order to save the lives of dozens of dogs so they can be adopted into loving, forever homes instead of being euthanized.


(Now why can't our US Congress work together like that for the good of all?)


Virginia's animal control laws are rigidly enforced for backyard breeders and puppy mills leaving a shortage of small dogs available for adoption and a large number of people wanting to adopt a small rescue dog. New Mexico euthanizes 200 Chihuahuas each week. Rescue dogs under 10 lbs have a chance of being adopted in New Mexico but those over 10 lbs. are the most likely to be euthanized. All the dogs going to Virginia are between 10 and 15 lbs. The puppies are expected to top out at approximately the same weight.


We are still short of our $1800 goal for gas and all vaccines, collars, piddle pads and food, etc. If you can help please click on our Donate button at the top of this page. We accept PayPal and major credit cards. Thank you so much.




Call ahead if you'd like to meet a particular dog from our Available Dogs page, 505-275-7283.

Saturday, August 1, PetCo, on Lomas near Eubank. Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 8, PetSmarton Mercantile Ave. near I-25 and Montano. Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 15, Pet Vet & Market, 11200 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 15, PetCo Westside, Old Airport Ave. Cottonwood area.

Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 16, Teca Tu Pet Emporium, Sanbrusco Market, Santa Fe

Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 22, PetSmart on Mercantile, near I-25 and Montgomery/Montano.

Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 5, PetCo, on Lomas near Eubank. Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Want to know where your donation goes? ECR has joined the Amazon Wish List Registry. Here's how it works.


We tell Amazon what we need. They show you what it looks like and costs. You choose your gift to the doggies and Amazon sends it to us. All the Chi's smile and you get a fuzzy, warm feeling all over.

To see the Wish List: